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PRINCIPAL MESSAGE

 

The land on which North Albany Senior High School is situated is a traditional Noongar meeting place. Travellers would come to the site to meet, to share and to learn from each other. It is with respect and pride that our NASHS community continues to gather on these grounds in search of being our best selves. We come as staff and students to learn and explore the opportunities that life presents to us and build a positive and robust community.

The buildings on this site of education became operational in 1982 and NASHS began to forge a reputation in the community as respecting its students first and foremost. With programs designed to support engagement and academic success, the school has a proud history of excellent ATAR achievement and WACE completion. NASHS has a strong relationship with the local aboriginal community, hosting educational engagement support programs such as the Clontarf Academy and Deadly Sista Girlz for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

NASHS students have regular opportunities to demonstrate their sporting prowess through a busy sporting calendar which includes local inter-school competitions and a strong presence in Country Week. The school also boasts an action-packed Arts program with solid links with the local arts community and a well-resourced and innovative Technology and Enterprise area.

This website demonstrates the NASHS community’s commitment to carefully and diligently support the learning of our future generations, as we move towards a positive and optimistic future. I am proud to be the Principal of NASHS and encourage you to explore our website to find ways that you can contribute to our NASHS family.      

 

Mr Peter Hurle

 


SCHOOL PROFILE

 

North Albany Senior High School is a secondary school, located in the regional City of Albany in Western Australia. We offer a rich and varied range of educational programmes for students from Year 7 to Year 12. North Albany SHS is an inclusive school that provides a highly positive, caring and supportive learning environment. We celebrate each student as being individual and unique and we support this, in partnership with the community, by providing a wrap around academic, social and cultural curriculum. Our teaching and support staff are highly skilled and experienced - they support and encourage students to achieve their best and to feel positive about learning.

 

We provide courses to suit the aspirations and needs of all students including a comprehensive range of tertiary entrance and vocational programmes. The school has forged strong links with the co located Great Southern Institute of Technology. Students have the opportunity to study in classroom settings or by external mode, including e-learning (on line and video conferencing). Students can also combine learning at school with learning through external providers. The school offers two key Indigenous Educational programs – the Great Southern Academy and Rising Albany Yorgas.

 

School facilities include:

  • Performing Arts Theatre
  • Gymnasium
  • Sporting Fields
  • Health Training Centre
  • Science Laboratories
  • Photography Studio
  • Design and Technology Centre 
  • Library & Information Centre

 

Students enjoy being at NASHS. Visitors to the school have commented on our positive school tone.

 

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SCHOOL BOARD

 

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING : 

The involvement and participation of parents in their child's education is of vital importance.  School Boards provide parents and community members with the opportunity to participate in school decision making at the local level.

 

While School Boards do not get involved in the day to day management of the school, they do:

  • Take part in school planning including financial planning and evaluation of school performance.
  • Promote the school in the community.
  • Take part in formulating codes of conduct and uniform for students.
  • Take part in evaluating the school's performance.

 

NASHS School Board meets at least once each term.  The Board is also keen to receive parent feedback about the school.

 

 

School Board Members

 

Name

Position

  Adam Catterall

  Parent

  Chairperson

  Peter Hurle   NASHS Principal
  Jodi Senn   Parent Representative
  Perdita Beebe   Parent Representative
  Karen Petty   Parent Representative
  Jennifer O'Neil   Community Representative
  Ron Grey   Community Representative
  Kate Myors   Staff Member
  Mark Cullen   Staff Member

 

 

Non Voting Members:

  • Executive Officer:

Keely George - Manager Corporate Services

 

  • 2020 Student Representatives:

Molly Bowles   - Year 12 School Captain

 

Zeke Medling    - Year 12 School Captain

 

 

 

Related Documents:

 

School board Assessment & Data Cycle

 

NASHS School Board Terms of Reference

 

Governance School Board

 

Code of Conduct for Board Members

 

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LEARNING AREAS

 

English

 

Humanities and Social Sciences

 

Mathmatics

 

Science

 

Technology & Enterprise

 

Health and Physical Education

 

LOTE-Languages Other Than English

 

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SPECIAL PROGRAMS

 

Great Southern Academy

  

After School Study Group

 

Sports Development

 

Deadly Sista Girlz 

 

 

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STUDENT SERVICES

 

 

The Student Services Team provides students and parents with support and assistance.  The team seeks to support students academically, socially, emotionally and culturally throughout their high school years in a caring environment.

 

The following members of the Student Services Team provide assistance in many areas as illustrated below:

 

STUDENT SERVICES COORDINATORS

 

Mr Andrew Harrison - Yr 7-9

 

Ms Julie Duthie         - Yr 10-12

  

*  Coordination of Student Services team.

 

*  Monitoring of student health and well being, school policies.

 

*  Advice and counselling.

 

*  Support for students with special needs.

 

*  Liaison with parents.

 

*  Providing individual career advice.

 

 

DEPUTY PRINCIPALS

 

Mr Mark Cullen - Senior School  (Yrs 10-12)

 

Mrs Terry Bolt  - Middle School  (Yrs 7-9)

 

*  Student Subject Selections (Yrs 7-12).

 

*  Monitoring attendance.

 

*  Coordination of student behaviour management program.

 

*  Parent liaison.

 

*  Educational Programs/Curriculum Issues.

 

*  Transition Programs (Years 6 – 7, 10 – 11).

 

*  Career Counselling.

 

*  Managing school, career and vocational education programs.

 

*  Coordinating off-campus learning programs.

 

 

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

 

Ms Amy Gostelow

 

*  Social and emotional counselling.

 

*  Transition from Primary to Secondary.

 

*  Supporting parents, parent liaison.

 

*  Behaviour management support.

 

*  Individual Educational Programs.

 

*  Anxiety & Depression/Mental Health.

 

 

SCHOOL HEALTH NURSE

Mrs Cathy Watson - school nurse
Phone : 98 920 605 
Email : catherineruth.watson@education.wa.edu.au

 

*  Health promotion and education.

 

*  Physical and emotional health support, health referrals.

 

*  Counselling/crisis intervention.

 

*  Emergency First Aid.

 

*  Health screening.

 

*  Providing support in Health Education classes.

 

*  Liaison with other agencies.

 

*  Parent liaison.

 

 

ABORIGINAL AND ISLANDER EDUCATION OFFICERS AND ATTENDANCE OFFICER

 

Ms Rachel Brown (AIEO)

 

Ms Jo Woods (AIEO)

  

*  Providing in-class support to students.

 

*  Monitoring student progress and attendance.

 

*  Maintaining parent involvement.

 

*  Providing academic, social and emotional support and counselling.

 

*  Liaising with teachers and school administration.

 

 

CHAPLAIN

 

Ms Tamara Forsyth - Monday to Friday

 

*  Advice, counselling, help, friendship.

 

*  Available as a listener and a confidant.

 

*  Support and encouragement to students and teachers.

 

*  Camp and excursion support.

 

*  Liaison with parents.

 

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NASHS SUSTAINABILITY PLAN 2017 - 2020

 

Sustainability Update

 

In week 8 of term 4 2019 the year 7 Councillors participated in a Sustainability Education Day.

 

Students attended the Clean -a -Way AWARE centre on Hanrahan Rd.   Brad waldron informed students about the recycling process and students toured the manual recycling facility.

 

Back at school Rachel Pontin from Green-skills assisted students with an audit of the recycling yard bins (yellow) and the general waste bins (red)

 

The data collected will be used to further educate students in 2020.

 

Students then had a tour of the NASHS bush area.  Ms Kneebone talked to students about local threatened species eg. Western Ringtail possum and Carnabys Black Cockatoo

 

Students were also informed about the local/endemic tree species, the significance of the bush to the local community and its value in supporting biodiversity.

 

On our walk we also collected rubbish found in the bush.


BIN AUDIT - TERM 4


Year 7 councillors conducted a bin audit of both the general waste bin and recycling bin and these are the main summary points

  • Although food waste is potentially recyclable at NASHS we are not currently doing this - hopefully when FOGO arrives 
  • Significant amounts of soft plastic chip and lolly packets
  • Confusion about items that can be recycled and what goes in each bin, this needs to be addressed in 2020 with another education program
  • work to minimise soft plastics and recycle them

 

 

It is now possible to RECYCLE all 

  • Pens
  • Textas
  • White board markers
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Writing implements with plastic casings

There is a collection box in the library and the HASS office.  This is funded by specific manufacturers as part of closing-the-loop resource use and all brands are accepted.

More information can be found here at Terracycle and the collection point in Albany is Eco House which is where filled boxes will be delivered.



Coloured Recycling Bins

 

Several yellow recycling bins have been placed around the school yard. Two are located in a cage (made with help from D&T students) with a red general waste bin.  Ms Kneebone has been attending year assemblies this term to intoduce the new bin inititative to students and Mr Brad Waldron from Clean a Way has also been to speak with year 7 and 8 students.

Most year 7, 8 and 9 classes have now watched the ABC series "War on Waste".


School Yard Recycling Bins New Initative

 

In term 3 NASHS will commence the utilisation of playground recycling bins.  

We will roll out the recycling bins progressively with 4 sets of bins distributed initially.  Yellow bins will be used for recycling; paper / cans / plastic bottles. Red bins will be used for general waste; all things that cannot be recycled and food waste until the compost system is implemented.


Sustainability at NASHS

In 2016 NASHS implemented an audit of curriculum and sustainability practices across the school. Subsequently, a comprehensive sustainability plan 2017-2020 was developed.


The Melbourne Declaration (2008) [set out below], identifies 3 key areas that need to be addressed for Australian school students. One of these is Sustainability.

The Melbourne Declaration

Identified three key areas that need to be addressed for the benefit of both individuals and Australia as a whole. In the Australian Curriculum these have become priorities that provide students with the tools and language to engage with and better understand their world at a range of levels. The priorities provide dimensions which will enrich the curriculum through development of considered and focused content that fits naturally within learning areas. They enable the delivery of learning area content at the same time as developing

knowledge, understanding and skills relating to:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
  • Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia
  • Sustainability

Across the Australian Curriculum, sustainability will allow all young Australians to develop the knowledge, skills, values and world views necessary for them to act in ways that contribute to more sustainable patterns of living. It will enable individuals and communities to reflect on ways of interpreting and engaging with the world. The Sustainability priority is futures-oriented, focusing on protecting environments and creating a more ecologically and socially just world through informed action. Actions that support more sustainable patterns of living require consideration of environmental, social, cultural and economic systems and their interdependence.

In 2016 NASHS implemented an audit of curriculum and sustainability practices across the school.

Subsequently, a comprehensive sustainability plan 2017-2020 was developed.

This plan incorporates policy from the Department of Education. The Department of Education website identifies two core aspects of sustainability; Ecological Footprint and Social Handprint.  The Sustainability Action Plan developed at NASHS focuses predominately on the Ecological Footprint, although does begin to identify the Social Handprint features.

The Sustainability Plan encompasses and addresses targets and tasks for; year levels, departments, and the whole school.

The main focus for 2019 will be;

  • The introduction of yard recycling bins which will hopefully look similar to the image shown below.
  • Consolidating the existing office and classroom recycling program
  • Using contact time and students in contact to empty orange classroom recycling bins weekly.
  • Education of students about the Sustainability Plan and recycling with particular focus on year 7 students
  • Highlighting sustainability aspects of the curriculum in each subject area.
  • Introducing appropriate sustainability materials and tasks into the curriculum in each subject area.
  • Continue to assess and evaluate the Sustainability Strategic Plan,

Any further questions, comments and or feedback please contact Ms Kneebone - HASS Teacher on 98 902 611

The Education Department Sustainability website page -  click here

 

SUSTAINABILITY PLAN SUSTAINABILITY ACTION PLAN SCHOOL BOARD PRESENTATION

 

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SCHOOL REPORTS

 

PUBLIC SCHOOL REVIEW 2018 ANNUAL REPORT BUSINESS PLAN

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